Today, Easter Sunday, Christians remind ourselves of a much more profound instance of new life.
We celebrate a time two millennia ago when Jesus Christ was crucified, was dead and interred - but rose again.
Jesus' resurrection was the fulfillment of a promise made to followers of the son of God. During his time on Earth he performed many miracles and convinced many people to follow him.
Still, however, many - including some of his most staunch supporters - had doubts. Certainly, they thought, he was a great man. But could he really conquer death?
He did, and the Christian faith as a result quickly took hold. More than 2 billion people, one-third of the world's population, now call themselves Christians.
Easter is a relatively low-key holiday, at least in comparison to Christmas.
But for those who believe, there is no more important day in the year.
It is a time when we pause to reflect that our faith rests solely on what seemed to many in the time of Christ to be a fantastic promise.
But the glory of this day - of the Christian faith - is that the promise was kept. Happy Easter.